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A network of lymphatic vessels exists within the pancreas. The majority of vessels forming this network lie in the interlobular septa of connective tissue that subdivide the pancreas into lobes and lobules. Peripheral extensions of these interlobular lymphatics can be found within the lobules, but these intralobular lymphatics are relatively sparse. In the(More)
The pattern and distribution of intrahepatic lymph vessels were examined by light and electron microscopy in rat livers fixed by perfusion through the portal vein. Lymph vessels were found in the connective tissue of the larger portal canals, where they coursed in close association with branches of the hepatic artery. The smallest portal canals contained no(More)
The purpose of the work was to develop an in vitro model for the study of lymphatic endothelium and to determine, using this model, whether or not a cytoplasmic process may be involved in transendothelial transport. Segments of canine renal hilar lymphatics were dissected clean, cannulated at both ends, and transferred to a perfusion chamber for measurement(More)
Intrarenal veins, although known to have thin walls, are considered to be simple conducting vessels. Using light- and electron microscopy, the distribution and structure of named intrarenal veins was examined qualitatively and quantitatively in rat kidneys fixed by retrograde arterial perfusion. Although the venous system follows the pattern of arterial(More)
The relationship between renin activity in renal venous plasma and in renal interstitial fluid, as reflected in the hilar lymph, was observed. Control measurements in 28 dogs demonstrated that renin levels in the hilar lymph were 3.5 +/-- (SEM) 0.4 times higher than in renal venous plasma and 6.1 +/- 1.0 times higher than in arterial plasma. Renin activity(More)